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    Stormers to catch a break?

    2013-05-15 17:05
    Cape Town - Stormers loose forward, Duane Vermeulen might return to action sooner than expected after a visit to his local specialist.

    Vermeulen limped off in the final ten minutes of the Stormers’ Super Rugby defeat to the Waratahs in Sydney this past weekend.

    Initial diagnosis revealed that Vermeulen may be out of action for up to eight weeks, however, after a recent visit to his specialist, the Bok loosie confirmed the torn medial cruciate ligament, but may have hinted to an early recovery via Twitter:

    "(sic)Thanks for all the well wishes. Got confirmation from the specialist that I have a small medial tear, sidelined for couple of weeks #eish ??," he tweeted.

    The Stormers will play their final match in their tour of Australasia against the Melbourne Rebels on Friday.

    Teams:

    Rebels:

    TBA

    Stormers:

    15. Joe Pietersen, 14. Gio Aplon, 13. Juan de Jongh, 12. Jean de Villiers (captain), 11. Bryan Habana, 10. Elton Jantjies, 9. Louis Schreuder, 8. Nizaam Carr, 7. Siya Kolisi, 6. Deon Fourie, 5. Andries Bekker, 4. Eben Etzebeth, 3. Pat Cilliers, 2. Scarra Ntubeni, 1. Steven Kitshoff

    Substitutes: 16. Martin Bezuidenhout, 17. Frans Malherbe, 18. Gerbrandt Grobler, 19. Don Armand, 20. Nic Groom, 21. Gary van Aswegen, 22. Gerhard van den Heever

    Referee: Mike Fraser (New Zealand)


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